Increase Oversight and Accountability of Police

Members of the Metropolitan Police Department, DC Housing Authority Police Department, and Special Police Officers operate with minimal and inconsistent oversight.1,2,3 Without independent monitoring and reliable accountability measures, the public remains at risk of repeated injury and abuses without recourse. Among other provisions, this bill expands the authority of the Office of Police Complaints, requires broader community representation on the Police Complaints Board, and creates a public database of officers’ disciplinary records. Creating opportunities for real, independent, community oversight and heeding public calls for transparency is essential to improving transparency and reducing harm.

Status: Portions passed through the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act